Development of the web application in Drupal 8 for AreePubbliche.it .
AreePubbliche.it is the unique portal of fairs and events for traders and citizens, which allows street vendors to send, in a few clicks, applications for participation in trade fair events.
The project was born from the partnership of our agency with FIVA Confcommercio (the Italian federation for street vendors), an association that has been practicing trade union activities for almost 70 years in Turin and the province, and has the objective of facilitating traders in filling out applications to public and municipal calls for participation thanks to a web application developed with the Drupal 8 CMS. AreePubbliche.it is also an always updated tool for enthusiasts who want to look for new events in the area.
Without costs for the Municipalities that outsource the service, the proposal for the management of the questions, through the development of the web application with Drupal 8, allowed us to create an alternative system to the process of compiling the applications, which traditionally was done manually and sent to the offices. municipalities that then carried out the check. Through the registration form on AreePubbliche.it, the merchant can register on the portal and thus create his personal account in a few minutes. At the end of this phase, the request to participate in a trade fair event is extremely simplified thanks to an automatic system that detects all the data entered during the registration phase and reuses them to complete the application. In this way, the possibility of compilation errors is drastically reduced and the procedure is faster and more intuitive for the user. In addition, through a notification system, the merchant is notified with an sms, an email and a PEC on the status of his application and, in case of compilation defects, he can review it and send it again. Finally, the system automatically compiles the list of assignees according to the criteria established by the Regional Law and communicates to the traders the call for the choice of the stand.
AreePubbliche.it is an excellent tool also for all users who want to know the trade fair events that surround them. In fact, in the process of developing the web application with Drupal 8, we used a system of interactive maps integrated with the Geoportal of the Piedmont Region, which allows you to search for all past and future events in the area and have specific information on the place, on the type of event and the products and services that can be found. The Fairs page, in fact, represents the real beating heart of the site since it gives users the possibility to search for the events and fairs scheduled in Piedmont by simply typing the name, date or place of the event. Each individual event is also updated with links to the official website, poster and description.
Through a control panel, the municipalities can view all the applications for participation and carry out sample tests to verify the integrity and correctness of the applications entered. The ranking that was previously drawn up by hand is now generated automatically with a considerable saving of time by the municipal operators who, moreover, have the possibility to send quick and effective communications to all participants of a present or past edition of a fair / event.